Fortunately for you, they did make it to the Lower East Side.
And wouldn’t you know it, they brought drinks...
So get thirsty for The Late Late, a homey Irish den of good beer, great whiskey and serious music, now open on the Lower East Side.
Aside from the tweed-covered bar stools and vintage Irish portraits, you’ll notice this is... not like other Irish bars. Because other Irish bars don’t have next-big-thing DJs (and playlists) selected by Florence + the Machine’s guitarist (he co-owns the place). Or a bar with 50 of the homeland’s most cherished whiskeys (including Green Spot and Yellow Spot). You’ll also notice a nook in the back next to a tiny piano. Yes, you want that nook.
Ideally, you’ll find yourself here with a group just after 11pm. That’s when the DJing commences. But if you ever find yourself, say, in a good mood after taking 300:1 odds on Nigeria, you could stop in for a celebratory Guinness served in a crystal goblet with a mint leaf—which, incidentally, is how they serve it in Nigeria.
Yep, Nigeria is the new Ireland.